Egan manages to tame the golf course

Finally a golfer managed to tame the difficult local course on Sunday with Jay Egan scoring 42 individual points, making it the best round of the year (only four over Par).

Egan and Alec Fraser combined to score 72 points to win Sunday’s Multiplier event.

In second place were Paul Kershaw and Sam Kershaw on 66 points.

Matt Russell and Col Ah See came third with 58 points.

Sam Kershaw had the second best individual score with 35 points.

Both of the weekend’s competition only saw small fields yet again, despite the wonderful autumn weather.

It could be the way the course is playing at the moment, the Coronavirus, or the “Ides of March” that is scaring people off. Whatever it is, it is keeping golfers away in droves.

There were only five golfers on Saturday to play the first Stroke event of the year and the first round of the Captain’s Trophy competition.

As there were only five players, they can all be named: Alec Fraser, Stewart Fraser, Gary Dunn, Colin Eves and Peter Lawrence.

The winner on the day was Peter ‘Ding’ Lawrence, with a net score of 79, just beating Alec ‘Daddles’ Fraser, also 79 but beaten on a countback.

Gary ‘Parrot’ Dunn, just managed to crack the ton – 100 off the stick giving him a net score of 80.

Only two Nearest the Pin prizes were won with ‘Parrot’ claiming the 8th hole, with Stewart Fraser taking out the easy 3rd hole.

With only two weeks left to enter, all players who wish to play in the Bill Bartlett Match-Play competition need to put their names on the golfers notice board at the club.

This Saturday there will be an individual Stableford contested and on Sunday a Par event will be played.               

The NSW Sandgreen Four Ball Best Ball Championships will be held in Walcha this weekend as well.

The following week is the Herbie Dunne sponsored Louth Open.—Out of Bounds